Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013

A note from Joelle...
                                          ♫ ♪ 'Country Song' - Jake Bugg
Burberry is referred to as 'Quintessentially British' time and time again in interviews and articles. But that is exactly what it is! No other brand had managed to create a brand with that is both nostalgic to Brits and also gleams with classic grace.
Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, George Craig, Freida Pinto, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Anna Wintour, Joe Dempsie (Chris from 'Skins' series one), Rita Ora, Douglas Booth, Olivia Palermo, Gabby Wilde, Michelle Dockery (Mary from 'Downton Abbey') and Kate Beckinsale were all there in the front and secondary row for the Burberry Prorsum show yesterday.
*Burberry is just Latin for 'forwards' if you are unsure! And this collection is called 'Trench Kiss'.
Burberry Acoustic performers Tom Odell performed live at the front of the catwalk and Paloma Faith and Misty Miller tracks were also played. The coolest thing was the backing gospel choir completely kitted out in the new black Burberry matte trench coats.
When I was younger, I remember when Burberry went through a bit of an identity crisis back in the late 1990s. With the classic camel-coloured check pattern regularly being associated with 'CHAV' culture and thus bringing the respect of the luxury brand down a notch.
I have come to the conclusion that Christopher Bailey is a genius. He has completely transformed Burberry into a more respected and world-renowned brand, with extremely covetable pieces every season.

Here are my favourite pieces from the most recent Autumn/Winter collection:

Pictures from The British Fashion Council - Collage by FebruaryGirl.

The only suitable word for me to describe the show as was 'dazzling'. The music from Misty and Tom really set the mood and (I know this may sound bizarre to some but) the models walked at a steadier, calmer pace, yet being fierce and confident at the same time. That helped to bring the pieces to life more in my opinion.
Speaking of models, Burberry catwalk veterans Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss all strode down the catwalk effortlessly.

My favourite textures and prints from the collection can be seen in my collage above: the tinted perspex detail in the trench coats/skirts, giraffe print and circular metallic cut-outs being my favourite.
A massive congratulations to Christopher Bailey and his team!
What do you think of this collection?
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